I spent a total of 16 days in Chile and spent an average of $49 per day – although that would be significantly lower if I hadn’t done a ski trip to Valle Nevado (which cost $200 for the day). I enjoyed Santiago much more than I thought I would have. I had heard so many stories about how polluted (true) and boring (not true) the city was, but I easily managed to fill 10 days in the city without getting bored.
Four best memories:
- Skiing in Valle Nevado
- Seeing the street art in Valparaiso
- Visiting the houses of Pablo Neruda
- Eating traditional seafood dishes like paila marina and empanadas with clams and crab
Next time in Chile I will have to go further south and visit the lake district and Patagonia!